Maritime Injury Lawyer, Jones Act Attorney Louisville Kentucky
MARITIME ACCIDENTS / JONES ACT ATTORNEY
Jones Act Claims
Accidents don’t just happen on land.
People who work on rivers, lakes and the high seas have different rights than those who work on land. If injury or death occurs as a result of an employer’s negligence on a navigable vessel, you may have a claim against either the employer under the federal Jones Act or against another party causing the injury under General Maritime Law. Examples of negligence can include faulty equipment, slippery walking surfaces, untrained seamen, and sinking or mechanically malfunctioning vessels. If you were injured on an offshore drilling rig, a boat, ship, barge, tug, or casino boat — our team of professional personal injury lawyers is ready to stand up for your rights.
An accident’s impact goes far beyond hospital and doctor bills. It can also result in lost earnings benefits and the ability to live as you once did. Investigating a maritime accident is very different from investigating accidents that happen on land. The best course of action is to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as an accident occurs to better understand your legal rights and what options are available to you. State laws have time limits for filing an action; you could lose your rights by waiting.